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17 / 10 / 2017
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Tobacco for stronger teeth

The dangers of smoking tobacco are well known, cigarette packets carry warnings of cancer, hypertension and gangrene to name just a few of the diseases believed to stem from tobacco.

But out in the tobacco fields of Sukawati in Gianyar regency, farmers have a very different take on the nicotine rich plant. Here people believe tobacco is good for you, that it prevents tooth decay and kills off oral bacteria. Locally grown tobacco, known as tembakau rajang or chopped tobacco is used as a chewing tobacco, not for smoking.